Course Information:

Course: Real Analysis I
Professor: Valentin Zakharevich
Office: Krieger 218
Office Hours: Tuesday 2-4
Textbook: The Way of Analysis, Revised Edition, Robert S. Strichartz
Lectures: MW 1:30-2:45 Shaffer 100
TA: Daniel Fuentes-Keuthan
Section: F 1:30-2:20 Ames 218
TA Office Hours:Thursday 2-3 Krieger 200

Final Exam: May 11, 2-5pm in Shaffer 100


The official department syllabus for this course can be found here.

You are expected to read the sections of the book before they are discussed in class. I will lecture with the assumption that everyone is familiar with definitions and basic ideas.


Homework will be assigned on a weekly basis and will be due at the start of the section on Friday. Late homework will not be accepted, but at least 2 lowest homework grades will be dropped. The assignments will be posted on the schedule page .

You are allowed to work in groups but each student should write up their own solutions. Copying is not allowed. I encourage you to attempt the homework problems on your own before discussing them with your classmates. This will better prepare you for the exams.


There will be a midterm and a final. There will be no makeup exams. If you miss the mid-term exam and you have a valid excuse, your final exam grade will count for your midterm. Missed midterms without an excuse will count as 0.

Grading Policy

Homework - 30%
Mid-term - 30%
Final- 40%

Useful resources

Math Help Room at Krieger 213
Academic Advising

JHU Ethics Statement

The strength of the university depends on academic and personal integrity. In this course, you must be honest and truthful. Ethical violations include cheating on exams, plagiarism, reuse of assignments, improper use of the Internet and electronic devices, unauthorized collaboration, alteration of graded assignments, forgery and falsification, lying, facilitating academic dishonesty, and unfair competition. Report any violations you witness to the instructor. You may consult the associate dean of student conduct (or designee) by calling the Office of the Dean of Students at 410-516-8208 or via email at For more information, see the Homewood Student Affairs site on academic ethics:
or the e-catalog entry on the undergraduate academic ethics board:

Students with Disabilities

Any student with a disability who may need accommodations in this class must obtain an accommodation letter from Student Disability Services, 385 Garland, (410) 516-4720, To arrange for testing accommodation, remind the instructor and provide the letter from the Student Disability Services no later than 7 days before each exam.

Anxiety, Stress and Mental Health

If you are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression or other mental health related concerns, please consider visiting the JHU Counseling Center. If you are concerned about a friend, please encourage that person to seek out their services. The Counseling Center is located at 3003 North Charles Street in Suite S-200 and can be reached at 410-516-8278 and online at